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In 2008, juvenile halls and camps fell under federal oversight by the U.S. Department of Justice due to inadequate protection from harm and failed to provide adequate suicide prevention and mental health care. In the last Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the U.S. Department of Justice, Probation was obligated to “support a longitudinal study and develop baseline data tracking systems to assist…
Release Date: August 2017
The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) oversees a Comprehensive Strategy that involves the provision of prevention services, gang intervention services, violence interruption activities, and involvement in proactive peace-making activities. GRYD is committed to evaluating these programs and currently contracts with California State University, Los Angeles to oversee all research and evaluation activi…
Release Date: March 2017
On September 15, 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion to build on The Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation Outcomes report findings in order to create a mechanism to implement the report recommendations and ensure continued systems improvement and monitoring of youth outcomes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors direct the Interim Chief Executive Officer and the Probation Department to review the Juvenile Pro…
Release Date: March 2017
Per a motion on March 12, 2013 by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was instructed, in conjunction with the Directors of the Departments of Mental Health (DMH), Public Health (DPH), Probation, and Children and Family Services (DCFS) to implement the 241.1 Crossover Youth project recommendations and report annually on evaluation measures identified in the CEO's November 2012 report. The 241.1 Multidisciplinary Tea…
Release Date: September 2016
In December 2010, Public Counsel and its partners reached a settlement agreement in the case of I.T. v. Los Angeles County with Los Angeles County to reform conditions for youth with developmental disabilities in the juvenile halls, in group homes, and in the family homes under Probation’s supervision.  The agreement called for Public Counsel and Disability Rights California to monitor implementation of reform efforts for three years following t…
Release Date: March 2016
Advancement Project, supported by The W.M. Keck Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation, convened an unprecedented partnership of advocates, researchers, and Los Angeles County’s Probation Department to examine current data practices and the path of representative youth through the Probation system, and developed a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve youth outcomes. On April 1, 2015, the partnership released The Los Angeles…
Release Date: April 2015
This study represents an important development in the evolution of the Los Angeles Probation Department. Over the past 10 years, the Department has faced several issues and problems in the camps (Newell & Leap, 2013). While the Department has previously focused on compliance to mandates directed at these problems, this study marks an important advancement in Probation’s approach to reform. Rather than taking a reactionary approach to a probl…
Release Date: March 2014